Liverpool are monitoring Mexican winger Hector Herrera, known as the ‘little fox’ reports The Daily Mail. The Merseyside club lead the race to sign the 22 year old Mexico international and have agreed a first-refusal deal with his current club Pachuca.
Herrera has made 23 appearances for Pachuca in Mexico’s Primera Division since breaking into the first team in 2011. The player impressed many with his performances in Mexico’s under 23’s Olympic qualification campaign.
With Dirk Kuyt reportedly on his way out at Anfield this summer and Jordan Henderson not living up to expectations, Dalglish has sent scouts to meet the midfielder, and although a deal has not yet been agreed Herrera is excited by a possible move to the Premiership. He relishes playing against the ‘Little Pea’, his countryman and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
“I watch games on TV and it would be fabulous to play against Chicherto.”
The one stumbling block to a deal might be Pachuca not being interested in any temporary arrangements that would see Herrera test European football first. Club executive director Andres Fassi told ESPN:
“If Herrera leaves, it will be thanks to a sale. We will not loan him out or send him for a trial.”
This seems an unusual stance for a club to have. If he is as good as they say he is surely they have got nothing to lose with a loan. In fact a loan spell could increase his value if he makes himself invaluable for Kenny, with good performances and, the one thing missing in Liverpool’s season this year, consistency.
So if Liverpool do want the Mexican then Dalglish is again going to have to raid club funds. After recent big money spends under performing this season it will put added pressure on getting the right talent in over the summer to improve the squad for next years campaign. Pachuca’s refusal to entertain a loan deal increases the risk for Kenny even more-so.
However Kenny need not worry according to Pachuca executive director Fassi. Fassi is happy to back his player for success in England.
“He can surely be one of the Premier League’s best players in two or three seasons. He’s that good.”
Well he would say that though, wouldn’t he?
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